posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 07:49 PM
i don't think this has been posted yet. if i've put it in the wrong place, please move it. thanks.
Thu, 10 Jul 2008 16:33:45
The US has allowed Israeli jets to use US airbases in Iraq and flyover Iraqi airspace for a likely attack against Iran, Iraqi media say.
It is more than a month that some Israeli planes belonging toIsraeli air force use the US military bases in Iraq to land and takeoff, Iraqi Nahrainnet
news network said Wednesday, quoting informedsources close to Iraq's Defense Ministry.
The activities and traffic of warplanes- especially at nights- haslately increased in the US air bases in Nasiriya southeast of Baghdadand Haditha a
city in the western Iraq province of Al Anbar, the Iraqiresidents and sources said.
They said the US fighters, cargo planes, helicopters and unmannedplanes have intensified their flights in the last three weeks.
The US military officials have imposed severe security measures around the bases, they said.
They said some aircraft suspected to be Israeli warplanes comingfrom Jordan, have landed in the US controlled al-Assad airbase nearHaditha.
It is believed that these activities are parts of a jointIsraeli-US training, preparation and coordination to launch an air raidagainst Iran's
Israel has conducted a military drill under the supervision of topUS military commanders over the Mediterranean Sea from May 28 to June12, using more
than 100 Israeli F-16 and F-15 fighters, along withhelicopters and refueling tanks which many consider as a possiblerehearsal for a strike on Iran's